Zesty Pecans

A great starter anytime of year, and they taste better the next day. They’re also good as a little gift.

1/2 stick butter, cut into chunks
1 lb. pecan halves
1 Tbsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. white pepper
1/4 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. garlic powder

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Place butter chunks on a cookie sheet with sides and place in oven to melt – takes about 5 minutes. Stir in the pecans and coat them well with the butter. Bake for about 20 minutes – stir and check them, every 5 minutes – it may take only 15 minutes to toast. Be careful not to burn. Mix all the other ingredients together and sprinkle all over the pecans. Toss very well, again, right on the pan and let cool on the pan.